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    Welcome to the new DGMS Support System for blogmunity members looking to stick to their 2011 Resolution to get healthy, get fit, and yes, lose weight! Photos will be posted here regularly as members send them in so we can keep one another on track, congratulate each other as pounds begin to be shed, and of course, keep one another honest!

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01/28/2009

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I was feeling great, working out regularly as usual, and doing well on my new philosophy of "eating conciously." As of last week, the scale showed a 2 pound loss. I felt great as I only want to lose about 15. HOWEVER, the last 2 days have been a total loss as the snow/ice have kept me nestled on the couch with a good book and WAY too many comfort foods! That is probably my biggest struggle is keeping it going in the face of "deviances from the routine." Deviances can include snow days, nights out with the girls, book club with all the goodies, birthday celebrations, PTA meetings, etc. I'm great when I'm in my own little world all by myself. Let me out in the real world and I go back to my old ways. Oh well, snow should be gone tomorrow and I'll get back on the horse...or treadmill...again!

My clothes are fitting better. I now have to wear a belt with some of my pants. I am working out 3-4 days a week for an hour and I am feeling great. I gave up drinking 4 diet cokes a day and am now drinking 8-12 glasses of water (with crystal light). I am also eating breakfast (An english muffin and a yogurt) EVERY day which I never did before and I feel more energized throughout the day. I am also watching my portion sizes.
My only downfall is the weekends because that is when I eat worse!!!

I am doing well with riding my exercise bike, and am doing fairly well at eating less and better. I am focusing on making long-term lifestyle changes that I will be able to maintain vs trying to do a crash diet that will come to an end. So, I still eat some chocolate - just less - because there's no way I'll give it up forever! I am at 1 pound below my pre-Christmas weight, so I am going the right way.

Still stuck on this plateau! Worked out to my exercise tape three times and even a two mile walk last week and still gained .4# at my weigh in Sunday. I am tracking religiously and haven't gone over my alotted points in two weeks. My leader suggested that I try eating a few different things - I basically eat the same thing every day - and eat smaller meals all thru the day. I'm trying thay this week but not seeing any results yet.

I hit 20.6 pounds this week!!! WooHoo. Weight Watchers and exercising with a friend here at school every day after work in her classroom. We do walk away the pounds and then at night I hop on my elliptical while I watch TV. I can't believe the difference in my body, my clothes, my mood, just everything. About another 20-30 to go. I am psyched. Keep it up everybody, it is worth it.

I actually miss Weight Watchers, as strange as that might sound. It was the first thing that ever worked for me & I was able to stay with for more than a week. I am looking forward to getting right back on it once I have my baby. I want to be thinner for the next baby, because even though I'm almost 20 weeks along, you can't tell I'm pregnant because I was already fat! Also, my mom & I joined at the same time and since I had to drop out, she's kind of fallen off the wagon too. Just five more months!

Where are your pictures? Come on girls- how will we know how fabulous you look if we don't get before & after pictures?

I have been struggling. I do great at breakfast and lunch, then I go home and work out for 30 minutes on the elliptical, then I feel like I deserved a reward and I have a couple of beers (lite beers, but usually two, maybe three if Idol's on). Then I end up eating too late, sometime eating too much, going to bed with a full stomach and all the good work done is erased for the day. Then I start over again. I know, I know, this is NOT the way to do it, but I'm having a tough time with changing this habit. If it weren't for exercising and doing well during the day, I know I would be gaining, but right now, I'm just maintaining and not losing. I am staying steady at 170. Not good. I will be turning 52 exactly 30 days from today and wanted to have the 20 pounds gone by then. It's not going to happen - now the best I can hope for is 10 gone by then, but I have to do something NOW.

I have lost 10lbs since Jan. 5..that's good I guess. I'm waiting til this weekend to take some pictures.

10 lbs in just over 3 weeks is not good - it's fantastic! You're doing great! I need to follow you around for a couple of weeks and copy whatever it is you are doing!

Fine, I'll find a picture somewhere and send it in. I don't have many pictures of me - I live alone, and when I'm with friends I'm not in any of the pictures I take!

Thank You! Hey, if I can do it- ya'll can too! I promise, nobody hates to have their picture taken more that I do. I even found one from back before I started weight watchers - talk about horrors!! I'll go ahead and post it too so you can see how it compares to the current one I have posted.

Well done to everyone! Even if it's just 1/2 a pound loss, it's still going the right way!

I've lost another pound, but stepped off the meal plan last night when we ordered pizza. (Big snowstorm, just felt like having someone else cook) But I was good in that I only had 2 slices instead of the usual amount I might eat of pizza. And my snack was still healthy instead of something chocolatey, and drank ALL of my water for the day :)

I've been sticking to my workout plan, and see a difference in my energy levels, my sleep and how my clothes feel (already!)

Hoping to see the scale go down a little (lot) more when I weigh myself this Saturday. I only weigh myself once a week, as it takes the stress off for me a little bit. I find the reward is not the numbers on the scale, but the clothes size I go down to.

Keep up the good work everyone!

I would gladly post a picture if I had one. I can't think of the last time I had my picture taken. I hate the camera. I will see if I can find one to post. I will be MORE than happy to post one after I lose the next 20. teehee

I did something to my back a few weeks ago and it has taken til now to feel better, so I haven't been excercising much, but I have been eating better. I used to skip breakfast or eat what was leftover from the kids' breakfast (toast, bacon, eggs...etc) but now I eat a bowl of Special K and I have to say, it is pretty good. For some reason, I used to have a slight intolerance for milk, but now, not at all--go figure--probably because my body is starved for calcium and vitamin D! I hope to get back on the treadmill this week!

Had a better weigh in yesterday. Lost 1.2# which is better than the last couple of weeks. Feeling good , motivated and ready to take on next weeks weigh in.

I actually plan on sending a pic to Linda as I don't have one since November when I did the walk and I am down about 16 lbs since then. I went to the Doc right before the walk for something and I am now 16 lbs less than I was at the Doc.

Can definately feel it in my clothes. Wearing some pants now that I haven't worn since I started Graduate school!

Congratulations to you all on your hard work and success with your diet and life style changes. My New Year's Resolution was to quit smoking, and I wanted to share that I've been "smoke free" for two weeks (all the credit goes to Chantix...OK, I'll take a little credit).
Next up, going to the gym that I joined last fall. Matt's still not up to a full day of school yet. Hoping he'll be able to do so during the next week or so. Buns of steel look out! LOL

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